Directed by Lucy Massie Phenix and Veronica Selver • 1985 • United States
Starring Myles Horton, May Justice, Bernice Johnson Reagon
This galvanizing documentary tells the story of individuals who have dared to change the world for the better, and of Tennessee’s world-renowned Highlander Folk School (now Highlander Research and Education Center), the place that for over ninety years has taught them how to achieve this change. Whether fighting for civil rights, labor reform, or stopping the ravaging of communities by strip mining and toxic-waste dumping, the Highlander community has been active in some of the most significant American social movements of the last century. Rich in the language and music of the South, YOU GOT TO MOVE is about people’s discovery within themselves of the courage and ability to confront reality and change it.